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Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist – Swallowing Awareness Day


Are you intereted in raising awareness of how eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) can affect people’s lives? Then, please join the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) on the 14 March 2018 for its Swallowing Awareness Day campaign.

The RCSLT has built a campaign toolkit to help you get involved, including posters, factsheets, and puzzles to enable you to get your message across. To access it, please visit:


“Tasty Suppers Tuesday” 28 November 2017

The last meal of the day can be so important.

We have put together some great resources to help you to promote your “Tasty Suppers Tuesday”

Catering Team Tasty Suppers Poster

Why not take the opportunity to say THANK YOU to your brilliant catering team

Tasty Suppers Hydration Poster

This poster gives you some tips for optimising hydration at the end of the day

Tasty Suppers key messages posters

This poster will help highlight why supper is important

We also thought we would share some recipe ideas with you to inspire you for “Tasty Suppers Tuesday”

A massive thank you to our great friend Preston Walker for sharing his brilliant recipes with us. Preston has even provide information on providing these great dishes for people with swallowing difficulties (dysphagia). Just click on the links below to access the recipes

Starting with the Classic Fish and Chips Supper

Next up Sausage Bubble and Egg

And to finish the all time favourite Mac Cheese Bolognaise

Thanks so much Preston.

Proper Tasty 5 hearty recipes –

Jamie Oliver Top 10 Food Revolution Recipe –


Care UK recipes



“Fruity Friday” 15 September 2017

Are you ready for a “Fruity Friday”?

Here’s some lovely resources to help you promote your events

6 Ways to Eat More Fruit poster

This poster gives 6 great tips for adding more fruit to your diet.

Eat your water poster

Find out how to replenish your fluid levels with top hydrating fruit.

Blueberries improve cognitive function poster

This poster shares the potential  benefits of blueberries in improving cognitive function.

Fruit Lowers Breast Cancer Risk

This posters shares some research that suggests eating fruit at all ages is part of achieving a healthy lifestyle.



Hydration Focus Day 15 June 2017 “Thirsty Thursday”

We thought you might like a handy little leaflet for “Thirsty Thursday” – download it here





Check out the amazing Hydration Help Sheet shared by our friends at Tetley

Tetley Hydration Help Sheet has been designed with care professionals and caterers in mind, offering insight and advice to help keep residents hydrated within the care environment.

This is also available for download via the Tetley Tea Academy website

Our friends at Tetley have developed a great go to guide to help care homes champion hydration download your copy here

The Ice Cold Chef has shared some lovely recipes with us at Nutrition and Hydration Week.


Think Kidneys – Supporting Nutrition and Hydration Week 2017

Think Kidneys




Think Kidneys is the NHS campaign to improve the care of people with, or at risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) and once again we are pleased to be supporting Nutrition and Hydration Week.

Richard Fluck, Chair of Think Kidneys

“The work we have done with care homes this year is really important and has the potential to help reduce the number of people with, or at risk of AKI. Where the training has been introduced to staff in care homes they are already beginning to see the benefits with fewer falls, fewer UTIs, and ultimately, this will lead to fewer cases of AKI among their residents. Care homes have a massive role to play in reducing AKI and we were thrilled to see their enthusiasm to help develop the resources, as this became a priority for us”

We recognise that care homes are very involved every year in Nutrition and Hydration Week and we will be pleased to see everyone’s efforts to raise awareness. In support we will tweet and spread the word via social media. For information about Think Kidneys resources for Care Homes visit

You can find out more about Think Kidneys here

Colleagues at The Wicked Cake Company are willing to sponsor the cake of the day for Nutrition and Hydration Week 2017 – you will send to contact your sector development manager at Bidvest (your catering manager or procurement team should be able to help). Please  copy  Michele Burrows in any emails –

For Nutrition and Hydration Week 2017 colleagues at Nutricia have shared a useful factsheet that explains what a healthy diet is and some hints and tips for improving nutritional intake. You can access the factsheet here

Medtronic are offering support for Nutrition and Hydration Week to colleagues in one or two hospitals by providing free bottles of water for any (large) events happening. This support is available on a ‘first come first served basis’ to anyone in North, West and Central London (North of the River Thames), Herts, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridge, Bedford, Buckinghamshire and Norwich.

Please contact Helen Sier directly at or on 07785 3000 11

Hydration Resource

Colleagues from the Public Health team at Leeds City Council have shared a brilliant video, Good Hydration’ with us.

The innovative video was produced by the Feeling Good Theatre Company as a way of promoting the hydration message.

Mouth Care Matters

You can listen to the brilliant Mouth Care Matters WebEx held on the 17 March 2016 – definitely some learning for all of us


Downloads available to help your promote Nutrition and  Hydration Week

We hope you will dare to dream with us for Nutrition and Hydration Week 2018






Nutrition and Hydration Week resources people have shared with us

Below you will find a selection of resources that people have shared with us – hope you find them helpful.

Colleagues from Wessex and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Academic Health Science Networks have shared a great resource to help care home staff provide excellent nutrition and hydration to their residents. The resource provides a range of activities for residents, staff and visitors to enjoy which support relevant health messages and enhance residents well-being. Download your copy of the Nourish Resource Pack

Mouth Care Matters

Poor oral hygiene can really impact on people eating and drinking so we thought we would share the great resources from colleagues at Mouth Care Matters.